Chelsea and Sheffield United face at Stamford Bridge, in a match for the 4th round of the Premier League. There is no recent record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams. The last head‑to‑head was played on 17‑03‑2007 and ended with the final score: Chelsea (3‑0) Sheffield United.
Fixture Chelsea VS Sheff Utd
31 August 2019 – 15:00
Regular Season – Round 4
31 Aug – 15:00
Who will be the winner?
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Analysis of Chelsea
The home team is currently in the 13th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Leicester City, by (1‑1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Norwich City, by (2‑3). In the last 10 home matches Chelsea has won 7 and tied 3. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (46’‑60′).
Chelsea come to this match motivated after a 2-3 away win over Norwich: Abraham and Mount signed the goals of the victory. The home team usually play in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring the quick transitions, mainly through the wings, being the three most advanced men Mount, Abraham and Pulisic. In any case, the home club can also play football in ball possession, making progress on the pitch through short passes. One of the great strengths of the home side is how effectively they can defend set pieces. Coach Frank Lampard is unlikely to be able to count on Marco van Ginkel, Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Reece James and Blackman for injury.
Analysis of Sheffield United
The away team is currently in the 9th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Crystal Palace, by (1‑0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Leicester City, by (1‑2). In their last match, for the League Cup, they got a home win against Blackburn Rovers by (2‑1). Their last away match for this competition ended in a draw by (1‑1) against AFC Bournemouth. In the last 10 away matches Sheffield United has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches.
Sheffield United come to this game motivated after a 2-1 home win over Blackburn, in a match to count for the English League Cup: Stearman and Norwood scored the goals of the triumph. The visiting team usually play in a 5-3-2, favoring a slower and more organized playing style, preferentially attacking through the central aisle. In this tactical formation, the two most advanced players will be Robinson and McGoldrick, with Norwood, Freeman and Lundstram playing in the midfield. Coach Chris Wilder should have all the players available for this round.